There are a number of ways to include a YouTube video link that links to a specific time in a YouTube video. For example, you can include a hyperlink, which takes users right to the time you specified when they click your URL.
While this YouTube video trick works great when you’re sharing links to your videos on Facebook, Twitter, or on your own website, what about your YouTube channel subscribers?
This second way to link to a specific time on a YouTube video works within the description of your video.
Follow these instructions if you want to link to a specific time on a YouTube video.
How to include a YouTube video link to a specific time in a video
Step 1: Visit your YouTube channel
Step 2: Navigate to a video you want to edit. Edit the description
Step 3: In the description, type out your YouTube timecodes.
For example, if you want to jump to two minutes into your video, you would type out 2:00.
Here is an example of how I recommend typing out your YouTube timecode markers.
Step 4: Once you’re finished, click save.
You now have a link to a specific time on a YouTube video.
When one of your YouTube subscribers clicks on the time you listed, they will be taken to that specific time in the video.
A hat tip goes to Jenae Kaska who was using this feature in one of her videos.
Benefits to including a Youtube video link to a specific time
If you have really long YouTube videos, this is a handy way to let your subscribers see what is in the video.
This is also great way to increase YouTube engagement because you are directing people to the exact part of the video you want them to watch.
This way, when someone needs to see a certain part again. Instead of making them watch the entire video, they can now jump to a specific time on a YouTube video.
Do you plan to start adding a link to a specific time on a YouTube video? Let me know what you think about this feature.